Diagnostic Imaging Services

First Choice Medical Group is committed to providing advanced imaging technology, aiding our physicians to make confident healthcare decisions about your care. 


Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

MRI provides an unparalleled view of inside the human body using a huge magnet, radio waves and computer technology to produce high quality images. MRI exams are safe, painless and are used to diagnose many conditions involving the brain, spine, joints, muscles and blood vessels.

How does it work? MRI relies on the radio frequency range of the electromagnetic spectrum. The body is made up primarily of water and fat, which have many hydrogen nuclei. Hydrogen nuclei have properties that when placed within a magnetic field will align themselves in the same direction and spin when a radio frequency wave is introduced. This spin creates heat, which is released from the spinning nuclei and collected by the scanner to produce an image through specialized computer processing.

A typical imaging session averages 30 minutes, or longer depending on the type of information required by your physician. You can help to make your images spectacular by simply relaxing and remaining as still as possible during the exam. In fact, some patients fall asleep during the MRI exam.

During your MRI examination, a technologist will be with you and will be able to see you at all times. For your convenience, an intercom system is built into the MR imaging machine so that if you need anything, the technologist will be right there.

First Choice Medical Group’s state-of-the-art, high quality MRI center is located on the ground floor of Marina Towers where we operate a GE 450 MRI Gem Suite.  Our imaging room is physically positioned to capitalize on the expansive view of the Indian River, promoting patient relaxation and soothing fear and anxiety. 

 

Digital X-Ray

An X-Ray is a medical diagnostic test that physicians use to diagnosis and treat their patient's medical conditions. It is the oldest and most commonly used form of medical testing. An X-Ray is a painless and quick test for the patient to endure. It involves exposing the part of the body that is being examined to a small dose of ionizing radiation to produce pictures of the inside of the body.

First Choice Medical Group utilizes leading-edge digital GE X-Ray technology on-site at our practice, allowing our physicians to easily and readily access your X-Rays so that diagnoses can be made quickly and accurately.

First Choice Medical Group

General Orthopaedics, Orthopaedic Surgery, Neurology and Interventional Pain Management in Melbourne, Fl and Viera, Fl

First Choice Medical Group located in Melbourne, Florida and Viera, Florida is dedicated to delivering state-of-the-art musculoskeletal diagnosis and treatment to ensure pain, discomfort, and dysfunction are readily resolved and the quality of life you are seeking is successfully attained. First Choice Medical Group's Board Certified clinical team includes five Orthopedic Surgeons and a Neurologist practicing General Orthopaedics, Orthopaedic Surgery, Sports Medicine, Neurology, and related Interventional Pain care. 

The Practice physicians include Anthony Lombardo, MD, FAAOS, Donald Vliegenthart, MD, ATP, Kenneth C. Sands, MD, FAAOS, Richard J. Harrison, MD, FAAOS, and Dr. Raymond J. DeLorenzi, MD, FAAOS.

Our world-class team of Orthopedic surgeons and medical staff provide compassionate care that is focused on each patient's full continuum of care, which requires a more personalized approach to treatment.  In fact, our care delivery practices exemplify the very definition of patient-centric care, explicitly recognizing the importance of human interaction in terms of personalized care, kindness and being "present" with patients.  Our caregivers will listen to and honor the perspectives of your choices; and they communicate and share complete and unbiased information with you in ways that are affirming and useful in your care decision-making processes. 

First Choice's patient-centric culture strives to include providing an inviting, easily accessible, peaceful, healing environment that is designed specifically to allay fear, anxiety, and discomfort.  We also take pride in utilizing the most advanced diagnostic technologies coupled with the latest in individualized care, including trigger point injections and pharmacological, physical, occupational, neurological and orthopedic treatment options.

 

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First Choice Medical Group

First Choice Medical Group located in Melbourne, Florida and Viera, Florida is dedicated to delivering state-of-the-art musculoskeletal diagnosis and treatment to ensure pain, discomfort, and dysfunction are readily resolved and the quality of life you are seeking is successfully attained. First Choice Medical Group's Board Certified clinical team includes five Orthopedic Surgeons and a Neurologist practicing General Orthopaedics, Orthopaedic Surgery, Sports Medicine, Neurology, and related Interventional Pain care. 

The Practice physicians include Anthony Lombardo, MD, FAAOS, Donald Vliegenthart, MD, ATP, Kenneth C. Sands, MD, FAAOS, Richard J. Harrison, MD, FAAOS, and Dr. Raymond J. DeLorenzi, MD, FAAOS.

Our world-class team of Orthopedic surgeons and medical staff provide compassionate care that is focused on each patient's full continuum of care, which requires a more personalized approach to treatment.  In fact, our care delivery practices exemplify the very definition of patient-centric care, explicitly recognizing the importance of human interaction in terms of personalized care, kindness and being "present" with patients.  Our caregivers will listen to and honor the perspectives of your choices; and they communicate and share complete and unbiased information with you in ways that are affirming and useful in your care decision-making processes. 

First Choice's patient-centric culture strives to include providing an inviting, easily accessible, peaceful, healing environment that is designed specifically to allay fear, anxiety, and discomfort.  We also take pride in utilizing the most advanced diagnostic technologies coupled with the latest in individualized care, including trigger point injections and pharmacological, physical, occupational, neurological and orthopedic treatment options.

 


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Hospital and Ambulatory Surgery Center Affiliations

Affiliations
  • Crane Creek Surgery Center

    2222 South Harbor City Boulevard, Suite 540

    Melbourne, Florida 32901

    Main Phone:  321-541-1776

     

    Health First Cape Canaveral Hospital

    701 W. Cocoa Beach Causeway

    Cocoa Beach, Florida 32931

    Main Phone:  321-799-7111

     

    Health First Holmes Regional Medical Center

    1350 South Hickory Street

    Melbourne, Florida 32901

    Main Phone: 321-434-7000

     

    Health First Palm Bay Hospital

    1425 Malabar Road, Northeast

    Palm Bay, Florida 32907

    Main Phone: 321-434-8000

     

    Health First Viera Hospital

    8745 North Wickham Road

    Melbourne, Florida 32940

    Main Phone: 321-434-9000

     

    Melbourne Same Day Surgery Center

    1035 South Apollo Boulevard

    Melbourne, Florida 32901

    Main Phone: 321-434-7216

     

    Melbourne Surgery Center

    95 Bull Dog Boulevard, Suite 104

    Melbourne, Florida 32901

    Main Phone: 321-729-9493

     

    Sebastian River Medical Center

    13695 US Highway 1

    Sebastian, Florida 32958

    Main Phone: 772-589-3186

     

    Wuesthoff Medical Center Melbourne

    250 N. Wickham Road

    Melbourne, Florida 32935

    Main Phone: 321-752-1200

     

    Wuesthoff Medical Center Rockledge

    110 Longwood Avenue

    Rockledge, Florida 32955

    Main Phone: 321-636-2211

Insurance

At First Choice Medical Group, our staff aims at providing every patient with the highest quality healthcare. If you have any questions about the insurance policies we accept, please call our office. We are proud to partner with you to help you afford the healthcare that you need.

Aetna
Amerigroup
Blue Cross Blue Shield
CarePlus Health Plans (Florida Medicare)
Choice Care Network
Cigna
Clear Health Alliance
Coventry Health Care
GHI
HealthEase
HealthFirst
Humana
Multiplan PHCS
POMCO
Tricare
United Healthcare
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